Elon Musk tweet pumps FLOKI over 40% Elon Musk tweet pumps FLOKI over 40%

Elon Musk tweet pumps FLOKI over 40%

FLOKI pumped over 40% in price alongside a DOGE and SHIB pump of over 5% following Elon Musk's meme about his dog Floki.

Elon Musk tweet pumps FLOKI over 40%

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The three leading meme coins — Dogecoin (DOGE), Shiba Inu (SHIB), and Floki Inu (FLOKI) — rallied higher following Elon Musk’s meme declaring his dog, Floki, the new CEO of Twitter.

FLOKI soars over 40%

FLOKI rose roughly 42% following Musk’s tweet to $0.00003 as of press time. The trading volume of the meme coin increased by 290% in the last 24 hours.

Developers of the meme coin introduced a burning mechanism in January designed to reduce its supply. The team also reduced the Floki transaction tax to 0.3%.

Meanwhile, the project developers have introduced new features to the meme coin’s ecosystem, like the metaverse game Valhalla, to encourage more adoption.

DOGE, SHIB jump over 5%

DOGE and SHIB spiked by over 5% to $0.08630 and $0.00001294, respectively, according to CryptoSlate data.

DOGE had risen by over 5% on Feb. 13 after Musk made a humorous tweet about it.

On the other hand, SHIB developers are working on the imminent launch of the project’s layer-2 network Shibarium.

Meanwhile, this is not the first time a tweet from Elon Musk would sway market sentiments. Since Musk’s Twitter acquisition, there have been growing speculations about the role cryptocurrency would play on the social media platform.